A HEALTH CARE ASSISTANCE) At International Medical Corps


The nursing assistant will be based in Maroua and will assist the patient referred to the regional hospital of Maroua. He/she will be responsible for the administrative and necessary support to refugee patients referred for secondary and tertiary care in this health facility. He is responsible for directing refugees referred to care and ensuring that they receive appropriate care.

Essential functions


1. Ensure administrative follow-up of patients referred for secondary care.

· Greet, reassure and put the referred patient at ease.

· Systematically record useful patient information and follow-up at the referral hospital level.

· Ensure that patients receive the necessary support, including food, throughout their hospital stay.

Collaborate with hospital staff on the proper management of referred patients

· Inform the supervisor of any compelling situation that may make it difficult for the patient to stay in the hospital.

· Inform the supervisor of any compelling situation that may make it difficult for the patient to stay in the hospital.

Accompany patients after discharge to Minawao refugee camp or other health facility in case of cross-referral.

2. Ensure the availability of quality health care procedures for the referred patient

Ensure that the referred patient receives the prescribed care

· Check that patients receive the necessary attention and necessary services from health service providers during their stay in the hospital.

· Accompany patients referred to other health structures and ensure that care has started before returning to Maroua.

· Identify and report the needs of each patient or provide appropriate solutions where possible.

· Liaise with the Pharmacy Assistant and Financial Assistant in the provision of specialty drugs not available at the referral hospital.

3. Collect and provide documentation for patient care reimbursement

Collect and verify all invoices and proof of care during the patient’s stay and submit them to the program for verification before sharing with funding for payment

Express the financial needs of patients in terms of food by completing the cash request form sent to the financial department

Collect weekly evidence of expenditures for food support provided to inpatients

4. Data Collection and Reporting

· Collect data on referred patients, including admissions, cures, deaths, cross-referrals, births and other specific interventions such as caesareans.

Share this information collected with the program on a weekly basis with the data manager

· Provide summary reports of patients referred to Maroua Regional Hospital as soon as a referral or discharge is made;

· Maintain flexibility to perform other duties as requested by supervisor.


· Have a diploma in health care nursing;

· Demonstrate professional experience in primary health care services, including management of acute malnutrition, with at least 02 years with NGOs operating in a similar environment;

· Possess a good command of first aid including referral of patients;

· Be of Cameroonian nationality and have the ability to work in a team;

· Ability to speak French and English. Speaking another language (Fulfulde, Massa, Kapsiki…) is an asset;

· Have experience with NGOs;

· Good ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment.

C. Others:


Ensure compliance with security protocols and policies;

Ethical Conduct of IMC Staff :

International Medical Corps maintains a code of standards of conduct that governs the performance of its employees engaged in the awarding and administration of contracts. No employee, officer or agent shall participate in the selection, award or administration of a contract funded by donor funds if there is a real or apparent conflict of interest. Such a conflict arises when the employee, officer or agent, immediate family member, partner or organization that employs or is about to employ any of the parties listed above, has a financial or other interest in the business selected for the award. Officers, employees or agents of IMC shall not solicit or accept gratuities, favors or anything else of monetary value from contractors or parties to sub-agreements. These standards provide for disciplinary action in the event of violations of these standards by officers, employees or agents of IMC.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and among beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.

Code DeConduite :

Depending on the position, the candidate must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of and adhere to International Medical Corps and donor compliance and ethics standards. standards.

If in a supervisory position, role model ethical behavior through own conduct and supervision of the work of others; ensure that those reporting to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics; monitor the compliance of those you supervise; apply the International Medical Corps Code of Conduct and Ethics and policies, including the Safeguard Policy and the Protection Against Harassment, Bullying, and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fair; support employees who, in good faith, raise questions or concerns.

Safeguarding :

It is the shared responsibility and obligation of all staff to safeguard and protect the populations we work with, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes protection against the following behaviors by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect or abuse of children, at-risk adults or LGBTI people; and any form of human trafficking. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations of our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, which may involve conflicts of interest, fraud, corruption or harassment. If you see, hear or learn of any violation of the Code of Conduct and

Equal opportunities:

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age , disability or veteran status.

***International Medical Corps does not solicit any fees, payments, or other monetary transactions from job applicants. If you are the subject of any financial solicitation in connection with this recruitment, please contact International Medical Corps at the website:*** www.InternationalMedicalCorps.ethicspoint.com .

How to apply

Composition of the application file: CV and cover letter; Proof of diploma and training presented; Employment certificates relating to professional experience; 3 Professional references; Application files bearing the mention “Application for the post of Aide-Nursing Assistant” to International Medical Corps at the following email address [email protected]

NB: Only pre-selected Candidates will be contacted.

For the National Director and by delegation, the Human Resources Coordinator